February 1998 calendar

February 1998

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1998.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1998: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1998?


  • 01 Feb 1998 Street Corner Symphony, closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances
  • 02 Feb 1998 Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
  • 03 Feb 1998 Britain issues a set of Princess Diana stamps
  • 04 Feb 1998 An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
  • 05 Feb 1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
  • 06 Feb 1998 Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
  • 07 Feb 1998 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano Japan
  • 08 Feb 1998 NHL stops season until February 24th to accommodate the Olympics.
  • 09 Feb 1998 6th annual ESPY Awards
  • 10 Feb 1998 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
  • 11 Feb 1998 Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997" auctioned for $442,500.
  • 12 Feb 1998 Freak, opens at Cort Theater, New York City
  • 14 Feb 1998 An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaounde, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil drops a lit cigarette, creating a massive explosion which kills 120.
  • 15 Feb 1998 Daytona 500 race
  • 16 Feb 1998 Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million.
  • 17 Feb 1998 Diane Zamora, 20, Naval Academy cadet convicted of capital murder
  • 18 Feb 1998 Robert Merrill, songwriter ("Funny Girl"), commits suicide at age 76.
  • 19 Feb 1998 Soyuz TM-26 lands
  • 20 Feb 1998 UN Secretary General Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
  • 21 Feb 1998 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • 22 Feb 1998 King & I, closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances
  • 23 Feb 1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston SC on WAVF 96.1 FM
  • 24 Feb 1998 Elton John knighted
  • 25 Feb 1998 40th Grammy Awards
  • 26 Feb 1998 Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4 minutes 9 seconds).
  • 27 Feb 1998 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • 28 Feb 1998 View From the Bridge, closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 02 Feb 1998 Cebu Pacific Flight 387 crashes into Mount Sumagaya in the Philippines, killing all 104 people on board.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1998?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Together Againyoutube
  2. - Nice & Slowyoutube
  3. - My Heart Will Go Onyoutube
  4. - Truly Madly Deeplyyoutube
  5. - How Do I Live

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Never Ever
  2. - My Heart Will Go Onyoutube
  3. - Doctor Jones
  4. - Perfect Day
  5. - Big Mistake


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1998?

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie


Perhaps it was a grandparent or teacher or a friend. For those who are older and more patient, wiser, and can help you navigate the world, they will be able to give you sound advice and help you find your …

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Citizen Soldiers


Stephen E. Ambrose is the bestselling author of Band of Brothers, and D-Day. This inspiring story tells the inspiring story of ordinary men in the U.S. Army in northwest Europe, from the day after D-Day to the end of World …

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes


Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt's bestselling memoir about his childhood in Ireland, is a Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Cat & Mouse by James Patterson

Cat & Mouse


Alex Cross is back, and so is a suicidal and raging Gary Soneji. Cross will be released from prison, and he will die from the AIDS virus he contracted while there.

Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne

Another City, Not My Own


Gus Bailey is a journalist who has been in high society for a while and knows all the secrets of the very wealthy. He now turns his keen eye to Los Angeles and witnesses the trial of the accused.